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Latitude: 51.5682 / 51°34'5"N
Longitude: -0.8368 / 0°50'12"W
OS Eastings: 480714
OS Northings: 186125
OS Grid: SU807861
Mapcode National: GBR C4G.R6V
Mapcode Global: VHDW9.FVY5
Entry Name: Bockmer House
Listing Date: 21 June 1955
Last Amended: 8 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1125583
English Heritage Legacy ID: 46991
Location: Medmenham, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, SL7
Civil Parish: Medmenham
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Medmenham
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
MEDMENHAM BOCKMER LANE
SU 88 NW
4/107 Bockmer House (formerly
listed as Bockmer with
House. Probably C17, altered late C18-C19 and C20, with much rebuilt
C16-C17 N. wing. May incorporate materials of early C16 house. Main
block is of flint with narrow brick dressings, hipped old tile roof,
and brick chimneys. Double pile. 2 storeys, 3 bays. W. front has
flush band of narrow brick at first floor sill level, and off-set
eaves. 3-light leaded casements, renewed C20, those to ground floor
with cambered heads. Central flush-panelled door in wooden architrave
frame with C20 half-timbered gabled porch. Small curved projection to
left probably once an oven. Altered flint and brick wing with C20
plastic casements links main block with gabled projecting cross wing
to left. This has some traces of timbering but has been much rebuilt
in brick and part altered to garages. Car-port with gabled roof
projects infront. E. front has moulded wooden eaves, and 3 cross
windows with gauged brick heads and C20 leaded glazing to first floor.
Ground floor has 2 C20 semi-octagonal bay windows with leaded lights,
and central 6-panelled door with leaded rectangular fanlight and
elaborate wooden doorcase. Doorcase is probably C20 and has pilasters
with carved floral ornament, strapwork architrave, pulvinated frieze
carved with fruit and flowers, and tiled hood. Garden wall projects
to right, of flint, brick and chalk, with renewed off-set brick coping.
S. front rebuilt C18- early C19 in chequer brick with altered C20
fenestration. Interior: 2 ground floor rooms at S. end have re-used
C16-C17 panelling, the S.E, room also with heraldic shield of
Samuel Backhouse above the fireplace. Bockmer is documented as the home
of Henry Pole, Lord Montagu, close relative of Cardinal Pole, in 1538.
It was subsequently the home of the Borlase family.
(VCH. III. A.H. Plaisted, The manor and Parish Records of Medmenham,1925)
Listing NGR: SU8071486125
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